The snow is finally 95% gone and it was warm enough yesterday to go out without a jacket and slip on ballet flats without any sort of sock! Amazing, right? Spring is finally upon us and in order to get into the spirit I decided to tackle a little floral wreath project.
Here is what you’ll need:
18″ wire wreath frame
3 yards of burlap fabric
Burlap letter (Target Dollar Spot)
Step 1: Cutting your strips. Typically these wreaths are made with ribbon, but when I was shopping I found the most beautiful coral burlap fabric so decided to go with fabric instead of ribbon. I purchased three yards and cut the fabric into 6″ wide sections.
Step 2: Looping. I took one end of the burlap and looped up and over the outer most wire on the wreath. I did this so that the loop wouldn’t slip off on my starting point. Some tutorials recommend stitching it together, but I found this technique to work just as well and take less time/effort.
Step 3: Once your piece is looped through the first wire you weave the burlap through the remaining wires for your bubbles.
Step 4: Scrunch the burlap section you just looped.
Step 5: Flip the wreath over and twist the burlap section where your remaining burlap is and then start weaving again. So, if you started at the outer most ring when you flip your wreath over you will be twisting by the inner most ring and then weaving from inner to outer ring.
Step 6: Time to decorate!
If your faux flowers have wire stems make sure you have wire cutter to clip your flowers. All you have to do now is clip them to the length you want and loop them through the wire where you want to place them. Due to the wire you can twist them on the wire wreath to secure them.
How many flowers you use, what style and placement are all up to you! The burlap letter I bought already had a loop through it so I used that to tie it onto the center of my wreath.
Step 7: Hanging. I don’t have a wreath hanger so I simply used a piece of raffia ribbon and tied it into a circle and looped it through the top of my wreath. Then I place that up and over my door and loop it to a command hook I have on the back side of the door. So easy!
The project took around an hour and cost about $20.
Here it is on display!
Are you ready to tackle a bubble burlap wreath? My mom already wants me to make one for her door. Not feeling burlap? Try this grosgrain Kate Spade inspired wreathinstead.